David Genovese

Dr Genovase
Veterinary Specialist
Dr Genovase

At a Glance

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My Pets:

Toy Poodle
Dr. Genovese was born and raised in the Chicago area. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 2010, then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Florida in 2011. This was followed by a dermatology residency at the Animal Allergy and Dermatology hospital in Virginia Beach from 2011-2014. Dr. Genovese became board-certified in veterinary dermatology in 2014.

Dr. David Genovese moved to Calgary in 2021 along with his wife (also a veterinarian), daughter, son, Chihuahua, and Toy Poodle.

A few areas Dr. Genovese finds especially rewarding include the ability to control allergies safely with the use of immunotherapy, as well as managing immune-mediated skin conditions, infectious and parasitic dermatoses, and chronic ear disease.

While he enjoys all aspects of veterinary dermatology, Dr. Genovese is particularly grateful for the long-term relationships he is able to develop with pets and their owners.
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Veterinary dermatologists have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with disorders of the skin, ears, hair and nails. They also have significant training and experience in the treatment of allergic disorders. Veterinary dermatologists are extremely qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy and allergy-induced skin diseases and the skin manifestations of systemic disease.  Veterinary dermatologists also have experience in the treatment and management of chronic ear disorders.

Veterinary dermatologists perform many specialized diagnostic procedures including microscopic examination of skin cytological smears, skin scrapings, and other samples. They perform allergy testing, skin biopsies, and collect samples for fungal, parasitic, and bacterial testing. Many skin conditions in pets appear very similar, and when properly used, these tests can help to make a specific diagnosis. Treatment methods used by dermatologists are highly variable but always strive to give comfort to the patient with the lowest likelihood of side-effects. Because many skin conditions tend to be chronic and frustrating to treat, veterinary dermatologists specialize in offering therapies that improve the long-term quality of life of their patients.

Additional Information:

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre

1802 10 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J8

Main: 403-770-1340

Fax: 403-770-1344

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Services:

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

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